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During the past year or two the City has had to face criticism that the private financial sector has failed in its proclaimed purpose of providing industry with the funds it needs for expansion and investment in new plant and equipment. To the extent that business can only flourish in a secure...
The recently announced appointment of Mr. Kenneth Sharp as head of the Government Accountancy Service and Accountant Adviser to the Department of Industry may have brought to some people's notice a fact of which few in the accountancy profession seem to be aware, namely that there are in central...
Adequate cash resources are the lifeblood of any business undertaking and since 1972 managements have been concerned as much, and in all too many cases more, with the maintenance of liquidity as with profitability, although these two basic factors in the conduct of a business cannot be divorced.
Industrial profitability in Britain has suffered badly in recent yearsand is still sufferingfrom the effects of rapid inflation coupled with rigorous price controls. This in turn has led to widespread liquidity problems aggravated by increasing capital needs to meet the ever mounting costs of...
It is a matter for sober reflection on the state of the art of communicating information to shareholders and others who are interested in corporate financial affairs when one compares the complexity of today's annual report document with its counterpart of, say, fifteen years ago.
The objectives of this article are firstly to describe briefly the functions and operations of the stock market centred on the London Stock Exchange and secondly to illustrate recent developments in the market for equities. Statistics are presented relating to the changing pattern of UK share...
A number of schemes have recently been proposed all of which wish to channel funds into industry. One such scheme was Mr. Jack Jones's plan to form a 2 billion companies' investment fund, which, in liaison with the National Enterprise Board would channel funds into new investment. The scheme...
Gone are the days when the preparation of the Annual Report was looked upon as a necessary evil and a chore by the officers of a company it is realised now that the Annual Report is a vital source of information to the financial world and the one opportunity in the year to tell shareholders of...
The name of Cope Allman International may not mean anything to you but amongst other things the company is the world's largest lipstick container manufacturer, and manufactures engineering products ranging from high quality steel to doityourself clamps it sells fifty thousand dresses a week is...
Over the past fifteen years there has been a lot of research into the behaviour of share prices. This has largely involved investigating whether share prices were predictable by mechanical means and whether any class of investors has had consistent and substantial success in investment matters....
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